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SI49: Morgan Housel's universal laws of investing and the importance of investor behaviour
19th August 2019 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Today, we discuss the potential dangers of taking time away from the markets, the importance of Investor behaviour over the ability to analyse data, Morgan Housel’s article on the universal Laws of Investing, the differences between Buy-and-Hold, periodically re-balancing your portfolio, versus a more active Trend Following approach, as well as the art of profiting from Tail Events.  Questions we address this week include: is Inter-Market Analysis a useful tool or a dangerous approach? Should a Trading System be designed to be comfortable to execute?  Would a reduced presence of Trend Followers in the market result in slower, more random price movements?  What is the overall effect on markets of large participation from Trend Following strategies, and can the space become too overcrowded?

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:00 – Macro recap from Niels

03:40 – Weekly review of performance

08:30 – Top tweets

59:30 – Question 1: Craig; If less TF market participants exist, shouldn’t trends be slower and more random on ST horizons?

01:12:45 – Live event update 10/26/19-10/27/19

01:13:30 – Benchmark performance update

01:15:00 – Challenge to Sam to record the first message